North Carolina State University Selects Park Scholars

North Carolina State University has selected 44 Park Scholars for fall 2013. Winners were chosen from a pool of nearly 1,650 highly qualified applicants.

Biographies and photos of the Class of 2017 Park Scholars can be accessed on the Web.

The Park Scholarships program brings exceptional students to NC State based on outstanding accomplishments and potential in scholarship, leadership, service and character. The program develops Park Scholars in these areas, preparing them for lifelong contributions to society.

“The Park Foundation’s vision of investing in bright, service-minded leaders as a means to improving our world will continue to thrive with this newest cohort,” said Park Scholarships Director Eva Feucht. “The Class of 2017 represents the best our nation has to offer, and they will bring their dedication to helping those around them to a university that shares that commitment. NC State is grateful to the Park Foundation and many other donors whose support makes this possible.”

Approximately 45 scholarships are awarded each year, supporting the full cost of education. Park Scholarships include opportunities for innovative enrichment activities such as grants for undergraduate research and study abroad, making the award one of the most prestigious and comprehensive undergraduate scholarships in the nation.

Established in 1996, the Park Scholarships are named for the late Roy H. Park ’31, an NC State alumnus who created the charitable Park Foundation, which is dedicated to education, media and the environment. Since the inaugural class of 25 scholars, the number of Park Scholars on campus has increased to approximately 180, along with a growing network of alumni. To date, the Park Foundation has committed more than $70 million to support the scholarship, establishing a legacy of leadership and service in the spirit of the Park name.

For more information, visit the Web.

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